Fried Bannock Recipe is a traditional dish among aboriginal people in Canada and the United States. It is commonly served with stews to absorb the juices. It has also been known to be served with jams and other breakfast condiments. It is extremely full-bodied and filling. Compared to traditional dinner rolls or breads, bannock is about twice the weight and density. In light of this, it is incredibly filling.
I first encountered this dish while living in the Northwest Territories in Canada. I have to admit, it has a remarkably unique texture and taste. This recipe is traditional. As with any other recipe, however, there is no reason why you couldn’t add your own twist to it. For example, you may consider adding a touch of sugar for sweetness and pinch of garlic for spice. If you are thinking of cooking any type of stew such as beef, caribou, or venison, you should definitely consider giving this aboriginal recipe a try.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Using a whisk or spatula gently mix. Do not over mix.
- Using your spatula or spoon, make a well about 3 to 4 cm in diameter in the center of the dry mixture.
- Pour the water and milk into the well. Using a spoon or spatula, gently toss the dry mixture over the wet mixture until a sticky dough forms.
- Place on a floured covered surface. Cover your hands with flour and press the mixture into a 10 to 12 cm circle.
- Place cooking oil in pan or skillet. Pour enough oil in so it comes approximately 1 cm up the side of the pan. Place the dough in and fry over medium heat until it becomes Golden Brown in color and rises or is puffed. To test, place a toothpick into the center. It should come out clean. Gently flip it to the other side and cook until golden brown. The entire cooking process should take 6 to 8 min.
- Remove and cut into serving pieces.
- Enjoy your bannock!